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PopWrapped | Movies

Disney Takes Big Risks With Big Hero 6

Chris Dattoli | PopWrapped Author

Chris Dattoli

Updated 09/4/2014 2:03pm
Disney Takes Big Risks With Big Hero 6 | Big Hero 6
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Hate to break it to you, Big Hero 6 fans, but the new Disney film doesn't pull from the comic books at all. Well, aside from the name of the characters and the title. This is a new experience for the Walt Disney Animation Studios because it is the first time that Disney has taken something from the Marvel Universe and turned it into an animated film since buying them. One of the biggest changes Disney made is the character Baymax. Baymax gets a complete character design overhaul! In the comics, Baymax is a muscular, robot of "hulk" sized proportions who can crush anything with his melon size hands. Wherein the Disney film, he is a plump, soft marshmallow-like robot who is clumsy and naive. And dare I say it, cute. However, there are some pretty interesting details about the film such as changing the location of the story from Tokyo to a new, fictional city named San Fransokyo! The San Fransokyo name comes from a blend of San Francisco and Tokyo. The Big Hero 6 director, Don Hall, decided that he wanted to adapt the comic book universe and warp it into a world that is parallel to our own, yet completely different. Hall also mentioned he wanted to stay away from using the clichéd city of New York due to the fact that it is heavily occupied by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He chose San Francisco instead of other California cities like Los Angeles for aesthetic reasons - he feels the iconic aspects of San Francisco such as the Golden Gate Bridge work well with the typical architecture of Tokyo. Will Big Hero 6 be a success with all these changes? Disney is taking some big risks and leaving a lot up to the fans.

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